Subtle Stresses And Solutions
Sometimes after all the tests, the doctors don't have any answers. They just say they don't know why you aren't getting pregnant. Technically there is nothing wrong that they can see. This doesn't help you much or make you feel better about your situation.
So what can you do to help yourself?
There are various things in our environment causing subtle stress on our bodies, like excess light and noise, that we don't even think about. Some people are supersensitive to noise or can be affected by living near power lines and mobile phone transmitters and their electro-magnetic fields. If you live right on top of a transformer or transmitter you might want to consider house-swapping for a while to see if it is having a negative effect on you.
Here are some other suggestions that might help you
· Switching to bottled water from aquifers may help avoid any excess estrogen in the water supply. This is especially important for men, as estrogen can affect sperm quality
· Lubricants may be causing the problem. Many lubricants including saliva can kill sperm. However, raw egg-white used as a lubricant can actually help as it mimics the cervical fluid, so keep that handy. Just make sure it's at room temperature first!
· Some prescribed medications can affect fertility so make sure that your doctor knows you are trying to get pregnant and check your meds for contra-indications
· Sperm boosters. Even if your partner's sperm count is 'normal' it may not be high enough to get you pregnant. Large doses of vitamin C (1000mg) daily are known to help especially if the tablet has calcium, manganese and magnesium included. 50mg of zinc not only boosts sperm counts it can also give your partner a harder erection. 4gm of pure powdered arginine dissolved in water taken daily is another little known sperm booster
· Stop using the lap top! Many men are over-heating their genital area without realizing and the testicles are outside the body for a reason - they need to be cool. Some men actually try sitting in cold or icy baths every day to help
· Make sure you and your partner's weight are in the 'normal' range for your height. For some people losing (or gaining) a few pounds can make all the difference
· Stay off soya products. Soya products have estrogen and too much estrogen is bad for the system, even for women, as it can affect your cycle. It's hidden in lots of products so even if you aren't a great tofu fan you still may be having more soya protein than you realize
· Switch to organic fruits and vegetables if you can afford it, or at least make sure you eat lots of fresh products. If you eat a lot of processed foods you may not be getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet, even if you are taking a vitamin supplement
· Sleep in the dark. Before electricity women had their cycle in harmony with the moon. So why not try sleeping completely in the dark, not even a light in the bathroom, except for the three days around the full moon. Then either have the moon shining into your bedroom, or have a shaded light on to mimic the moon. Maybe the power of the moon will do the trick
· And a getaway holiday in nature, away from the city and its pollution, may just give you the relaxation you need